Emil M. Flores is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, where he teaches College English, American Literature, Anglo-American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Creative Writing. He received his MA in English from Virginia Tech and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Creative Writing in UP Diliman. He was a writing fellow at the UP Writers’ Workshop in 1995 and has written essays, short stories, and poems for journals and anthologies such as Sleepless in Manila(Milflores), Dream Noises (Anvil), and With Flute, and Drum, and Pen (National Library of Poetry, USA). Emil has also produced papers that analyze Filipino popular culture, its prominent artifacts and other Pinoy pop phenomena. He has also adapted Philippine short stories into comics form for the UP Press.